Despite their microphones being muted during the final presidential debate, both Donald Trump and Joe Biden still found ways to get at each other's throats throughout...
Though less intense than their previous meetings, due to careful moderation from Kristen Welker and mute buttons on both their mics, there were still moments of sass from both parties.
via: GettyWho else isn't entirely shocked?
Of course, the president wasted no time in getting stuck into the debate...
via: GettyThough did visibly struggle to not interrupt his rival.
Now, as you will know, the third and final presidential debate has come and gone.
via: GettyAfter months of mounting tensions, Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, faced each other for one last time before the election.
Tonight was crucial for both Trump and Biden...
via: GettyBecause, though Biden has a significant lead in the national polls, the gap between him and Trump is gradually reducing in the battleground states.
However, the evening is ran a little differently from the other debates.
via: GettyRemember the first presidential debate, wherein Trump and Biden incessantly spoke over and interrupted one another?
It was utterly shambolic, wasn't it?
via: GettyAnd the second debate fared no better.
Following President Trump's coronavirus diagnosis, a virtual debate was pitched...
via: GettyBut, of course, the president refused point-blank to do this. So, in a historic first, the second debate was canceled and both candidates went on to attend their own town hall events - on different channels, at the exact same time.
And, in order for the third event to actually take place (and in an orderly manner...)
via: GettyThe Commission on Presidential Debates has come up with a new rule.
The ninety-minute debate has been divided into fifteen-minute segments...
via: GettyAnd at the start of each new topic, each candidate has 2 minutes of uninterrupted time during which the opponent’s microphone is firmly switched off.
Both campaigns agreed to the new rule...
via: GettyAnd, as has been done before, the moderator will ensure that equal amounts of time are given to both the speakers over the course of the ninety minutes.
Of course, anticipations for this crucial event are high...
via: GettyMainly because this is Trump's last chance to salvage the little reputation he has left.
But, almost instantly...
via: GettyThe president seemed to be struggling with the debates new "no interruptions" rule.
I mean, we all knew this would happen, didn't we?
via: GettyAdmittedly, Trump has allowed Biden to have his say (though this may be thanks to his muted microphone).
But his face says it all.
via: GettyTrump doesn't have the best poker face in the world, and it has been majorly giving away his struggle with silence tonight.
And, of course, people have been quick to point it out online.
Watching Donald Trump try to control himself is the most hilarious thing ever. His instinct is to interrupt and nev… https://t.co/nGobTWe7EO— FlyntofRWBY (@FlyntofRWBY)1603416034.0
However, there was one aspect of the evening that people haven't found quite so amusing.
via: GettyMany Twitter users have been quick to point out Trump's "condescending" and "disrespectful" addresses towards the female moderator, Kristen Walker.
His frustration with the muted mic is evident...
via: GettyAnd, whenever Welker attempts to move onto Biden's moment to speak, Trump's tone is quick to turn icy.
When he doesn't continue to talk over her, he uses a quick, yet sharp "excuse me"...
“Excuse me” - President Donald Trump to the moderator when she tried to interject #osunewsdebate— Mary Kidwell (@Mary Kidwell)1603416861.0
People are not happy...
@realDonaldTrump “Excuse me.” Trump is condescending to yet another woman in power. What an asshole.— DrB and RBG (@DrB and RBG)1603416827.0